joy

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  • Intense and especially ecstatic or exultant happiness, or an instance of such feeling.
  • An expression of such feeling.
  • A source or an object of joy.
  • To take great pleasure; rejoice.
  • To fill with ecstatic happiness, pleasure, or satisfaction.
  • To enjoy.
  • To take or feel joy; rejoice; be glad; exult.
  • To give joy to;cause to rejoice; gladden; delight.
  • To enjoy; possess with pleasure, or have pleasure in the possession of.
  • To wish joy to; felicitate; congratulate.
  • An emotion of pleasure, generally sudden, caused by the gratification of any passion or desire; ardent happiness arising from present or expected good; exultant satisfaction; exhilaration of spirits; gladness; delight.
  • A source of enjoyment or rejoicing; that which causes gladness or happiness.
  • Diversion; festivity.
  • An occasional name of the plant <em>Ranunculus arvensis.</em>
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> <em>Pleasure, Delight</em>, etc. (see <internalXref urlencoded="gladness">gladness</internalXref>); <em>Glee</em>, etc. (see <internalXref urlencoded="hilarity">hilarity</internalXref>); happiness, felicity, rapture, bliss.
  • In <em>astrology</em>, an inferior fortitude, as when a planet is in the dignities of another planet congenial to him.
  • The passion or emotion excited by the acquisition or expectation of good; pleasurable feelings or emotions caused by success, good fortune, and the like, or by a rational prospect of possessing what we love or desire; gladness; exhilaration of spirits; delight.
  • That which causes joy or happiness.
  • The sign or exhibition of joy; gayety; mirth; merriment; festivity.
  • To rejoice; to be glad; to delight; to exult.
  • To give joy to; to congratulate.
  • To gladden; to make joyful; to exhilarate.
  • To enjoy.
  • The feeling of <xref>happiness</xref>, <xref>extreme</xref> <xref>cheerfulness</xref>.
  • An activity etc which causes this feeling.
  • To feel joy, to <xref>rejoice</xref>.
  • To <xref>enjoy</xref>.
  • To give joy to; to <xref>congratulate</xref>.
  • To <xref>gladden</xref>; to make <xref>joyful</xref>; to <xref>exhilarate</xref>.
  • the emotion of great happiness
  • make glad or happy
  • feel happiness or joy
  • something or someone that provides a source of happiness
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